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‘Man of Steel’ trailer: Darker Superman on tap?

- December 11th, 2012

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When Man of Steel hits theatres next summer, it looks like we’ll get yet another origin story for Superman.

But as an earlier teaser hinted at, director Zack Snyder’s take on Krypton’s favourite son appears to be going the same route as Christopher Nolan’s just-completed Batman trilogy – heavy on the brooding, dark on the cinematography, stylish on the action.

The trailer for Man of Steel will play before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when it opens on Dec. 14. But before its big screen debut, fans online get the first taste.

The redo doesn’t look like a complete overhaul, but it appears there will be conflict between Clark Kent and his dad after the youngster saves his classmate’s life.

“What was I supposed to do? Just let him die?” Clark asks.

“Maybe,” his dad, played by Kevin Costner, replies.

An oft-bearded Henry Cavill stars as Superman (not to worry, he’s clean cut by the time he dons the cape). Costner and Diane Lane play his adopted parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent; Russell Crowe plays Superman’s real father, Jor-El; Michael Shannon is the villainous General Zod and Amy Adams stars as Lois Lane. We also get glimpses of Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Christopher Meloni.

In the trailer we see plenty of flying action from Supes, then some brooding and then some buildings blow up. Snyder has already stated that the film will tie into a planned Justice League team-up in 2015.

By the end, Superman is in handcuffs and in a voice over (presumably addressing Lois Lane) he says, “My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they would reject me. He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?”

Watch the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments.

Man of Steel will be released June 14, 2013.

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5 comments

  1. pk | December 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I’m hooked.
    Sign me up!

  2. James | December 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    second.

  3. Martin | December 12, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Looking forward to see the movie

  4. Jasmine | December 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I’m with everyone here. I can’t wait to see the new superman movie.

  5. Zarto | December 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    The more I watch the trailer, the more I like it.

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